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Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2005 12:14 pm 
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No not that type of head job ya dirty buggers.
The head in my EF is starting to go and a mate of mine told me about this stuff called *** CHEM-I-WELD ***
Anyone heard or used this stuff. Not sure if its worth a go
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Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2005 12:22 pm 
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yeah i blew a head gasket in my xf put that stuff in and in 2 days it went like there was nothing wrong with it, but it dosent last very long, but yeah seemed to work for me, depends on how bad your head is.

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2005 1:24 pm 
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i have heard it can be a SHORT term fix, and that you must give your cooling system a really good clean afterwards

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2005 5:31 pm 
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And this is from a mate of yours!

Chemiweld is a short term bandaid, that will also clog up the core of your radiator. Don't do it! Get the head fixed properly.

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2005 8:23 am 
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you beat me to it ,its blocks up other small opening in the water system but mainly the radiator
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Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2005 11:57 pm 
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If used properly it can work if the hole is not huge. Follow the instructions and it will work.
You must flush the cooling system out after two days ar most. I have used it a few times over the years and it has work every time I have used it.
Like the other people have already said it is only a short term fix. The best thing to do is to reco the head or get another head and reco it ready to put on.

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Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 9:29 pm 
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chemi - weld is what u use if you plan to sell the car, then move house

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 9:36 pm 
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Dude buy another head talk to jaysen from Alted performance i think he has a good one for sale.
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Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 2:19 am 
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Chemiweld will also only work in some applications.

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 6:51 pm 
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i used CHEMI-WELD when i blew my head. ths particular brand is supposed to stay in for 1 week before you flush it, i left mine in for two weeks and did no damage, i used it for about 8monts (until i got my new engine) put more stuff in about once every 2 months.

worked very well, however my head was cracked to the outside so it spat water all over the exhaust manifold, not water in oil etc.)

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 7:17 pm 
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I used it in my old xf for a while and it worked.
I don't recommend it for a long term fix, cause it won't last.

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2005 12:00 am 
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people love this s**t but dont do it!!! clogs everything 1st year app at work i told not to and do it properly and he did it and it worked 2 weeks later it went real bad and needed radiator rodded out and new water pump and hoses it coated everything

for an ef top end kit is 100 odd dollars and 30 for head bolts and get the head skimmed... if ya burning a bit of oil get the valve stem seals done while your there

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2005 3:35 am 
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I'm with everyone else these short term fixes can only lead to more problems = $$$ your better of just forken out the money and getting the job done.

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 9:38 am 
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Yeah I'd get it fixed properly in a falcon. That said, I used to have a VN commodore a few years back and I blew the head in that, overheated and oil was FULL of water - I drained out about 7 litres of milky "oil" !
I whacked in some chemi-weld and a year later it was still going hard with no cooling system dramas and no leaks or water in the oil.

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 2:21 pm 
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No not that type of head job ya dirty buggers.
The head in my EF is starting to go and a mate of mine told me about this stuff called *** CHEM-I-WELD ***
Anyone heard or used this stuff. Not sure if its worth a go



hi

dont waste ur money on chemi weld

if u have a cylinder head problem address the repair properly

cheers

PS no headjob is cheap

 

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